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Conflux 11, Part 2

Conflux 11 took place from Friday 2 October until Monday 5 October. As is always the case, there was a lot of good programming to see, so I had to split my report into two parts. You can read the first part here. I was fortunate enough to sit on a couple of panels throughout the […]

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Conflux 11, Part One

Last weekend I attended Conflux, Canberra’s speculative fiction convention for writers and fans. The theme this year was Light, in line with the UN’s International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies. Special guests were Isobelle Carmody, author of the The Obernewtyn Chronicles, and Tehani Wessely of FableCroft Publishing. As is always the case, there was a lot of good […]

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A More Diverse Universe 2015

In case you hadn’t noticed, I’m a sucker for a reading challenge. The very first one I participated in here at Earl Grey Editing was A More Diverse Universe. The challenge is run by Aarti of BookLust, and it introduced me to the brilliant Ambelin Kwaymullina’s The Tribe series. So I was very excited to see that […]

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Bout of Books 14 report

Two weeks ago, I announced I was signing up for the Bout of Books read-a-thon. For those who have forgotten, here’s the pitch: The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 17th […]

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Bout of Books 14

  You know that I’m a sucker for reading challenges (it’s because I need all the help I can get with Mt TBR!). So I was disappointed to discover Bout of Books just a little too late to join their 13th round in May. Luckily for me, the challenge is run three times a year! […]

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Halfway Gone

I’m generally a glass half full kind of person. The year might be half over already, but I find myself looking ahead with excitement. There’s a lot to look forward to. The first anniversary of this blog is coming up in August. I have some exciting guest posts lined up as part of the Brewing […]

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Once Upon A Time IX: epilogue

The Once Upon A Time IX reading challenge finishes on Sunday. I’m busy chasing deadlines and am not likely to squeeze in any more reading, so it is time for me to check in with how I went. To recap, OUAT is a reading challenge for lovers of fantasy, fairytale, folklore and mythology. It is organised […]

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Loose-leaf Links for May

Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces I’ve come across in the last month and share them with you over tea. Or, in this case, over something vaguely similar to tea. The Yerba Mate came courtesy of my Monstrositea subscription. Awards News The Aurealis Awards have welcomed the […]

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Dewey’s Read-a-thon: April 2015

Dewey’s 24-hour Read-a-thon took place on Sunday, Australian time. For those who have somehow managed to miss my incessant posting about it, the event is basically a chance for book geeks across the world to get together and read as much as possible. It is also held in honour of its founder, a book blogger […]

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Loose-leaf Links for April

Awards News Hugo Awards The shortlist for the Hugo Awards was announced at the beginning of the month amid much controversy. SF Signal have an annotated shortlist showing the original nominations as well as the replacements that were made after nominations were declined or found ineligible. It also has links to where the nominations can legally […]

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